Our use of the terms “putting up” or “giving up” does not reflect how we feel about adoptive placement. These terms remain the most widely used search terms for those who are considering adoption for their baby, and we wish to reach all who seek this important information.
Helpful Resources When Considering Adoption in Orlando, Florida
This page provides adoption information to those who live in Orlando, Florida or in the Orange County region. If you are considering giving your baby up for adoption, we have gathered information about Pregnancy Resource Centers/Crisis Pregnancy Centers to assist you to confirm your pregnancy, clinics where you may get prenatal care, and a list of hospitals with birthing centers.
For those in Orange County, Florida who wish to adopt a baby, further below on this page you will find home study agency resources and helpful information to assist you with the adoption process.
Additional resources for expectant mothers and prospective adoptive parents in other areas throughout the state of Florida may be found on our Florida adoption information page.
Pregnancy Resource Centers in Orlando and Orange County, Florida
Pregnancy Resource Centers, sometimes also called “Crisis Pregnancy Centers” are usually not-for-profit clinics where expectant parents may seek assistance to confirm a pregnancy and review and discuss available options. Many Pregnancy Resource Centers are not staffed by medical personnel, and do not distribute contraceptives. Most are affiliated with pro-life organizations, so encourage parenting or adoption, however not all have religious affiliation. The Pregnancy Resource Centers assisting those in Orlando and the Orange County, Florida area are:
- First Life Center For Pregnancy
- JMJ Pregnancy Center
- Choices Women’s Clinic
- Thrive Orlando Express Women’s Healthcare
Pregnancy Clinics in Orlando and Orange County, Florida
Pregnancy Clinics are staffed by medical personnel and can address most aspects of prenatal care and family planning. They are able to perform STD and cancer screenings (pap smears, and sometimes mammograms), and can prescribe and distribute contraceptives. The providers of affordable prenatal care in Orlando or the Orange County, Florida area are:
- Community Health Centers
- Orange Blossom Family Health/Health Care Center for the Homeless
- Shepherd’s Hope
Information about health coverage for pregnancy care that is available for women in Florida with limited financial resources is provided at Florida Health.
Hospitals Serving Orlando, Florida
Prospective adoptive parents and expectant mothers may wish to communicate with medical professionals about hospital plans or have other inquiries. The hospitals in Orlando and the Orange County, Florida region that offer birthing centers are:
Completing the Home Study in Orlando and Orange County, Florida
The purpose of a home study is to assess the suitability and capability of prospective Adoptive Parents to receive a child into their home. There are certain Adoption Home Study Requirements for each state. The process generally includes collection of information with questions about family history, health and financial information, and personal background. Check out the List of Expected Adoption Home Study Questions on our page. Here are some home study providers licensed to conduct home studies for those who live in the Orlando and the Orange County, Florida area:
Destiny Adoption Services
It’s our privilege to support and guide birth parents and adoptive families on the journey of adoption. We’re a state licensed nonprofit adoption agency with four decades of adoption experience.
Heart of Adoptions
We provide professional home studies for families residing in Florida. Adoptive families enjoy the advantages of using our agency for their home study needs: typically transferable, speed of service, and affordable pricing.
Hope for Families
For 17 years, Hope for Families Adoption Services has been a state licensed child placing adoption agency and is one of the largest home study providers in all of Florida.
Become A Foster Parent In Orlando, Florida
Those who wish to make a difference in the life of a child that is a dependent of the foster care system in Orlando and Orange County or the surrounding region may do so by checking the Florida adoption information page, as well as the site for Florida Department of Social Services. or one of the licensed agencies listed below:
- Embrace Families
- Central Florida Children’s Home
- Children’s Home Society of Florida
- Foundation for Foster Children
The final step in the legal adoption process is finalization through court action. If your adoption is to finalize in Orlando or Orange County, Florida, information about the process may be obtained by contacting the Family Law Clerk’s Office.
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